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Description: School the Grove Building
Date Listed: 7 July 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 320159
OS Grid Reference: ST8112632313
OS Grid Coordinates: 381126, 132313
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0898, -2.2709
ST 8032-8132 MERE CHURCH STREET
6/31 School: The Grove
School. Dated 1899. Squared and coursed limestone with hard red brick
dressings, plain tile roof. An L-plan building returning to Barton Lane.
Facing church the front is one storey with attic at left end, three flemish
gables, that to left wider and with semi-circular termination; 1+5 windows.
Left has largeoculus with glazing bars ingable above a recessed door with some
glazing, and two small 2-light casements all in a brick panel and with segmental
heads. A brick buttress in one offset, then alternately 2-light casements with
transome and lofty 2-light casements with 2 transomes to segmental heads in face
gables; all with glazing bars to small square panes. A further brick buttress
extreme right. Brick or Terra-cotta dressings including cill band and
decorative tops to gables. Broad sweep of roof, panelled brick stack far left.
Return, to Barton Lane has high gable to pointed crown, with 2 large 2-light,
2-transome windows as front; then long wing with panelled door and fanlight in
arched opening, 3-small vertical casement and a 2-light with transome. Then a
wing with two gables with concave swept cappings, windows at front and a large
stack flush with the eaves. A lead covered pyramidal ventilator near junction
with front block. Interior seems much as built, including a glazed brick dado;
roof -trusses now ceiled at tie level. A vigorous and assured building, very
characteristic of the turn of the century; built at the expense of Miss Julia
Chafyn Grove at a cost of £2,400+ the left-hand gable in Barton Lane, includes a
square panel with inscription 'The Grove Buildings; 1899'. Replaced or
augmented the adjacent National School (q.v.).
Listing NGR: ST8113032317
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Source: English Heritage
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